You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering.
-Ernest Hemingway (via perfect)
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The difference between you and I is you will talk to anyone that listens, and you will love anyone that makes you smile. I do not talk very much, and I don’t really smile. I don’t know what love is, but I suppose it is not the number of pieces you’ve given up for someone. When you kiss her on the lips, I do not see love in your eyes, but rather hopeless lust. I see the light in your eyes when you read your favorite book — the one with the corners folded on the pages adjacent to the corners of your mouth that fold up as well. I see the light in your eyes when you walk down the other side of town nobody ever really goes to. It is the same series of road roads I drive past everyday, but you never glance towards my car. I think love is too delicate to be invested in every girl you’ve slept with, but I do not know what love is, and you don’t know me. I guess the thing with you and I is you have so much to give and I have nothing. I cannot make you smile so I suppose you could not love me, but you didn’t truly love all the girls who did, either. Maybe the two of us need to stop trying to love people and love ourselves instead.
-everything i should have said, but didn’t (via novoccaine)
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Eventually something you love is going to be taken away. And then you will fall to the floor crying. And then, however much later, it is finally happening to you: you’re falling to the floor crying thinking, “I am falling to the floor crying,” but there’s an element of the ridiculous to it — you knew it would happen and, even worse, while you’re on the floor crying you look at the place where the wall meets the floor and you realize you didn’t paint it very well.
-Richard Siken (via americanhighwayflower)
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Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.
-Robert Brault (via inathens)
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